[ubuntu-uk] Unity And Gnome Shell

Roy Jamison xteejyx at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 27 15:35:40 BST 2010

To add to this, you could just install xubuntu-desktop to try it out,
but if you do it this way, it'd probably be better in a terminal so you
can note down the apt output, i.e. the packages it will install, so if
you don't like it and want to go back to normal Ubuntu, it's just a case
of removing those installed packages, since removing just
xubuntu-desktop doesn't remove what it installed (sadly).

xfce does look a lot like gnome and it is a lot more customisable too,
so you can make it pretty much how you want with only a few

Hope this helps :)

On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 12:29 +0100, Nigel Verity wrote:
> Hi Guys
> I would recommend to Les that he looks seriously at Xubuntu. You get
> the benefits of Ubuntu but with the Xfce desktop instead of Gnome.
> It's considerably more lightweight than Gnome but it still gives you a
> lot of options to tailor the layout and appearance.
> Yes, there is always the KDE option, too, but if you like the general
> Gnome way of working, then Xfce is a much less radical departure.
> Regards
> Nige


Roy Jamison (xteejx)
Ubuntu Bug Squad
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